* Posts by NanoMeter

315 posts • joined 15 Jul 2015


Russia fines Google $374 million for letting the truth about Ukraine be told


Re: Yandex

DDG use Bing and Yahoo! as search engines. They probably only use Yandex for search on Russian sites.

D-Wave to go public after $1.2 billion merger deal with SPAC


Need to get me one of those quantum machines. Can never get too powerful computers. Just need to win the lottery first.

SpaceX Starlink sat streaks now present in nearly a fifth of all astronomical images snapped by Caltech telescope


Well, thank you


Ceefax replica goes TITSUP* as folk pine for simpler times


I made commercial teletext ads for a commercial TV station back in the days

The graphics was even badder than ZX Spectrum's. Making logos was a bitch.

Be glad Internet took over.

It's primed and full of fuel, the James Webb Space Telescope is ready to be packed up prior to launch


Hope they made a copy of JWST

Because what can possibly go wrong?

AI algorithms can help erase bright streaks of internet satellites – but they cannot save astronomy



They have built it for nothing. Waste of time.

Teen bought Google ad for his scam website and made 48 Bitcoins duping UK online shoppers



Very entrepreneurial of him.

Nobody cares about DAB radio – so let's force it onto smart speakers, suggests UK govt review


Norwegian radio stations cared about DAB+

Unfortunately for them, their listeners did not care. They're now losing listeners all the time.

Lenovo's latest gaming monster: Eight cores, 3.2GHz, giant heat sink, two fans. Oh, and it has a phone bolted on


Almost good

Not 27 inch screen, no keyboard and not fully QHD. Else it's good specifications.

AI recommendations fail fans who like hard rock and hip hop – official science


People listening to Nightwish might not like Engelbert Humperdinck. However, they might like Disturbed.

Microsoft fixes the thing it broke via another dose of out-of-band patching to deal with BSOD printing problems


Permanent BETA software

MS has turned Windows into a permanent beta software which continue to use its users as testers.

At least back when MS published Windows with new numbers and/or names you knew you would get something out of the box that would work OK.

Out of this world: Listen to Perseverance rover fire its laser at Mars rocks as the wind whips around it


Science Fiction fact

Won't come closer to Star Wars than this.

Apache foundation ousts TinkerPop project co-founder for tweeting 'offensive humor that borders on hate speech'


How even dare you to question identity politics and woke culture?

You really must be a Qtard or a Trumptard...

That's how black and white politics has become after four years of Trump.

Extremists on both ends of the scala wants to decide what you should think.

Doctor, I think I have an HDMI: Apple starts investigating M1 Mac Mini graphics issues



Must be a feature, not a fault...

Has Amazon finally gone cuckoo? Bezos' behemoth turns to crowdfunding for Alexa-powered timepiece


Fools crowdfunding

Like Amazon doesn't have enough capital to fund their own research development. Only fools will crowdfund this.

Facebook bans sharing of news in Australia – starting now – rather than submit to pay-for-news-plan


I understand how FB thinks

The Newspapers chose themselves if they want to publish news on FB. And it will be FB who have to pay them for it if it accepts the law.

European Space Agency open to hiring astronauts with a physical disability


Personal assistant

The disabled astronaut must shirley have a right to a personal assistant in space and on the Moon?

Looking for the perfect Valentine's gift? How about a week of retro gaming BBC Microlympics?


Dangerous Level

I reached Elite, Dangerous level before I switched to a 16 Bit computer. Now I'm trying once again on the PC.

A dedicated licence for open-source hardware: CERN OHL approved by OSI



Now I'm going to build myself a "hardon collider" in the kitchen.

MediaTek's latest Dimensity phone chippery is 25 per cent faster than its predecessor, supports 200MP cameras


Extremely lossless ZOOM!

Think of the lossless Zooooooms, man!!! It will be like a European-Extremely Large Telescope in your pocket!

Did Arthur C. Clarke call it right? Water spotted in Moon's sunlit Clavius crater by NASA telescope


Sunlit side?

All "sides" of the moon get sun.

Yeah, I know I'm "Captain Obvious".

Who watches the watchers? Samsung does so it can fling ads at owners of its smart TVs


If they gave me the TV for free...

I might accept some advertising if I got it for free, but not when I pay 1000s of pounds for it. I will not buy a Samsung TV in the future.

I am going to buy a new TV within a half year.

It will not be long before they demand their PC monitors to be connected to the internet so they can force advertising on people.

Atari threatens to hit fourth VCS shipping deadline, provides pictures of boxes as proof of product delivery


Get a Spectrum Next instead

It can run Atari 2600 games and of course games for ZX Spectrum (Next) and other Z80 machines.

The "photos" from the productions is probably just CGI anyway.

G'day mate, I'll take two tinnies, a packet of Tim Tams, some Vegemite, and a bork


What The Bork!

That looks borked up. WTB!

Is today's AI yesterday's software routines with better PR? We argued over it, you voted on it. And the winner is...


Yesteryear's AI routines worked very well

I often used IF... THEN when I programmed in basic in the 80s.

As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a 'Mad Max' atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive


The "liberal" Bezos

Jeff Bezos likes to portray himself as a liberal and progressive. Yet his company is fighting the organizing of unions among the workers.

I can see my house from here! Microsoft Flight Simulator has laid strong foundations for the nerdy scene's next generation


Ye Good Olde Days

I guess it's better than the Acorn Electron flight simulator I once flew then.

Users of Will.i.am's Wink IoT hub ask 'Where is the love?' as they're asked to pay for a new subscription service



The users are probably not HAPPY about this.... Oh sorry that's the Pharrell guy.

AI startup accuses Facebook of stealing code designed to speed up machine learning models on ordinary CPUs


Companies of FB size think they can do what they want

If they lose the suit, they'll just buy up the company suing them

RAND report finds that, like fusion power and Half Life 3, quantum computing is still 15 years away


Too optimistic or was that too negative

I'm sure we will have powerful enough quantum computers in 5-6 years time.

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook for *checks notes* up to £266bn


In Australia...

if anyone is supposed to breach privacy, it should be the government..

Windows 7: Still looking after business (except when it isn't)


Probably only two years...

... since they upgraded from Windows XP.

Among those pardoned by Trump this week: Software maker ex-CEO who admitted hacking into rivals' systems


Criminals pardoning criminals.

And they said IoT was trash: Sheffield 'smart' bins to start screaming when they haven't been emptied for a fortnight


Other features coming in the ftuture

Bin put out too early = "The Idiot owner of this bin put it out three days too early. Owner's name is James Smith".

Paper bin = "The Idiot owner of this bin put plastic in the paper bin".

OK, which Dombås stuffed Windows 10 to bursting at Swedish flatpack flinger?


Wrong country

"Dombås" is a Norwegian town.

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?


I hate Donald J. Trump just as much as other haters do, but if 'Leisure Suit' Larry does this on his own time without the company involved, why should they care?

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine


Re: "I just can't take it seriously with a name like that."

But Duck-Duck-Go use the Bing engine for search...

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'


If you by transparency means...

the women should wear transparent blouses, I'm OK with that, but they should of course wear what they think it's best.

Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info


Who in the world wide world can you trust?

No one, really.

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft


Re: Antitrust

In the good old days we didn't call programs for apps, we said programs or software.

South American nations open fire on ICANN for 'illegal and unjust' sale of .amazon to zillionaire Jeff Bezos


Re: Who's going to bet..m

What would Xena do?

There's a cling-on off the starboard bow... Small moon spotted orbiting asteroid NASA's Lucy will visit in 2027


Star Trekkin' across the universe!

Google and IBM square off in Schrodinger’s catfight over quantum supremacy


Re: In the Service of Extreme Political Correctness .....

I'm referring to this news item:



Quantum supremacy - must be like racist or something. NOT.

After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard


Nothing run by Google will last more than a few years

For most part it lasts 2-3 years.

The last thing they will bury will be their search engine.

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket


The rule is

Don't do anything online, you should or could do offline.

Satya 'Karma' Nadella ignored our complaints over pay gap, thousands of Microsoft women say


He's facing his Karma

Karma is about to hit him in the face

Remember the big IBM 360 mainframe rescue job? For now, Brexit has ballsed it up – big iron restorers


Not the Crysis joke

But can it run Space Invaders?

What a bunch of dopes! Fancy Bear hackers take aim at drug-testing orgs


Typical of despotic run countries

They suck at everything, so they need to cheat on sport to show they're good at something. Unfortunately they suck at hiding their cheating as well.

The eagle has handed.... scientists a serious text message bill after flying through Iran, Pakistan


Eagles spying in Iran?

At least the eagles did not get arrested in Iran for spying.



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